Elliptical Machine Reviews: Best of 2019

There are many factors that go into choosing the best elliptical trainer and navigating the many options can be difficult. No two machines are the same and no two customers’ needs are alike. Our goal is to do all of the heavy lifting for you by reviewing today’s most popular elliptical trainers. We developed a comprehensive database of unbiased elliptical reviews so you can make an informed decision about which machine is right for you.

All of our elliptical reviews are concise yet thorough enough for you to understand the most important details about each machine. Compare and contrast features, design, and cost. Find the model that not only fits your workout needs, but also your body type. We hope to play a small role in assisting you in your journey to achieve your fitness goals. An elliptical is an excellent addition (or start!) to any home gym. So what are you waiting for? Start clicking through our guide and take the first step towards owning the elliptical that will change your life for the better.


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Under $2,000

Our Top Pick

Sole E95 Elliptical

The Sole E95 Elliptical delivers the goods to justify its hefty price tag of $3399 MSRP. This model is consistently one of our “Best Buy” recommendations for front drive elliptical trainers and is now better than ever with enhancements for the 2019 model year. This elliptical trainer provides one of the smoothest rides in the...

Under $1,500

Our Top Pick

Sole E55 Elliptical

Compact but capable, the Sole E55 Elliptical is ideal for shoppers with small workout areas and rather high standards. The new model has the smallest footprint of any Sole elliptical trainer (27″ x 71″) yet has a high weight capacity of 375 pounds. It’s equipped with many of Sole’s best performance components for home ellipticals...

Under $1,000

Our Top Pick

NordicTrack C 9.5 Elliptical

The new NordicTrack C 9.5 is a solid mid-range elliptical machine with a 25-pound drive and a 7” HD touchscreen for iFit Coach personal training. Thanks to adjustable pedal incline and stride length, it lets just about anyone find a natural-feeling workout position. It’s home-friendly too; this fitness machine operates quietly and has a front...

Under $500

Our Top Pick

ProForm Hybrid Trainer Elliptical

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Elliptical is one of our top picks for the best budget priced ellipticals on the market.  This trainer offers impressive versatility as it can be transformed from a recumbent bike into an elliptical trainer with a few simple adjustments, allowing users to perform cross training on  a single machine. For anyone...

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Our Top Pick

Octane Zero Runner ZR8 Elliptical

As part of the innovative Zero Runner Series, the new ZR8 takes zero-impact running to a new level with a new and improved frame and additional performance features. Retailing for $4,299, the ZR8 is a hybrid between a traditional treadmill and an elliptical trainer, providing a true running motion but without the impact; hence this...

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